In addition to releasing macOS 10.15 Catalina to the public on Monday, Apple also released an update to Final Cut Pro X, their Mac-based video editing app.
The new version (10.4.7) of Final Cut Pro X offers a new Metal engine designed to take advantage of the power of the upcoming new Mac Pro, while also delivering performance improvements on other Mac systems.
The ew version also enhances graphics performance for multiple GPUs including Radeon Pro Vega II and Radeon Pro Vega II Duo on Mac Pro, and optimizes CPU performance, with support for up to 28 CPU cores on Mac Pro.
Other features of the update include:
• New Metal-based processing engine improves playback and accelerates graphics tasks including rendering, compositing, real-time effects, exporting, and more
• Enhances graphics performance with support for multiple GPUs including Radeon Pro Vega II and Radeon Pro Vega II Duo on Mac Pro
• Optimizes CPU performance with support for up to 28 CPU cores on Mac Pro
• Accelerates ProRes and ProRes RAW playback when using the Afterburner card on Mac Pro
• View, edit, grade, and deliver stunning High Dynamic Range video on Pro Display XDR
• Connect Pro Display XDR with a single Thunderbolt cable to use as a display or reference monitor
• Simultaneously use up to three Pro Display XDR units connected to Mac Pro — two for the Final Cut Pro interface and one for dedicated monitoring
• Grade High Dynamic Range video with enhanced color mask and range isolation tools
• View High Dynamic Range video tone-mapped to compatible Standard Dynamic Range displays when using Final Cut Pro on macOS Catalina
• Select which internal or external GPU is used to accelerate graphics processing
The Final Cut Pro 10.4.7 update is free for users of previous versions, or $299.99 for new users. A free trial is available. Find out more here.